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Urgent Support for People Seeking Asylum Needed

In the wake of the release of 50 men from detention in Brisbane, the Commission has prepared an information sheet to help supporters to provide assistance to people seeking asylum who do not get income or accommodation support from the Government. In particular, we are asking for help to support the ASRA Program with donations and also advocacy with State MPs for continued funding for ASRA.

Commission Calls for Action on Arrests in West Papua

The Commission has called for Australian Government action to pressure the Indonesian Government to end widespread human rights abuses in West Papua. This follows the arrest of over 50 Papuans attending a Papuan People’s Assembly meeting to evaluate the special autonomy program and funding.

MR Call for Action on West Papua Arrests

MaroonPrint for Queensland Post-COVID-19 Reconstruction

The Archdiocese of Brisbane is a partner organisation in the Queensland Community Alliance. The Leaders Council of the Alliance has endorsed a MaroonPrint which outlines the vision and principles it wants to guide the reconstruction of Queensland after the pandemic.

Maroonprint for Queensland Reconstruction – Vision and Principles (1)

Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year Event

Laudato Si Anniversary Year Launch

You are invited to participate in an on-line event to celebrate the launch of the Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year in Oceania. It will take place this Friday, 5 June, World Environment Day, 4:30 – 5:30 PM Brisbane time. Fr Joshtrom Kureethadam from the Vatican’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development and Archbishop Peter Loy Chong, Archbishop of Suva, will be special guests. See link to flyer below for more details. Please register for this event and we will send you the Zoom link. Once you’ve registered, we’ll send you the Zoom link. Just e-mail to register. [Please register by COB Thursday, 4 June. Thank you to those who have already registered, you will receive a Zoom link soon.]

Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year in Oceania flyer

The Church’s Social Mission during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Our doors may be closed, but our hearts remain open. In this time of restrictions on gathering and movement, it is vital that we in the Church reach out to each other to provide support when it is needed. As the body of Christ, we must also try to support those in our community who are vulnerable or are struggling to cope with a loss of employment, income or social support. Here are some information to help people most affected by the pandemic and the restrictions put in place. It is not an exhaustive list by any means, but it does include some information which will be helpful to people affected by the pandemic or to you when you are offering support to vulnerable people. For more information, contact Peter Arndt (Executive Officer, Catholic Justice and Peace Commission Brisbane) on

The Church’s Social Mission during the Covid-19 Pandemic v5

Good Friday Prayer Vigil (online)

Since 2008, the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of Brisbane has held a death penalty prayer vigil at Christ the King Church in Graceville. The Covid-19 pandemic will prevent us from physically gathering for prayer this year. However, we will hold an online vigil on Good Friday at noon. Join us for this Zoom gathering. See The details for joining below.
Peter Arndt is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Good Friday Death Penalty Prayer Vigil
Time: Apr 10, 2020 12:00 PM Brisbane
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 315 312 665
Password: 938408
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Violence in West Papua

In recent months, a series of anti-racism demonstrations took place in West Papua. Dozens were killed and arrested and a number of buildings were damaged. A recent report by Papuan churches provides details of the demonstrations. It includes eyewitness accounts of the involvement of Indonesian migrants in the planning and initiation of the violence and vandalism associated with the demonstrations.

Report on Violence August 19 EFPC